According to the most recent Summers County West Virginia demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Summers County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 12,125 which is the smallest in terms of population of all the other counties in the local area. The county with the highest population in the area is Raleigh County which indicates a population of 74,929 ( markedly bigger). Figure 3 uses the Summers County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Summers County West Virginia shows a decline of 1,802 (13%).
The total Summers County West Virginia greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Summers County depicts it has a Population Change of -12.9% which is the smallest when sorted by population percent change of all the other counties in the local area.
Looking at the Summers County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Summers County West Virginia depicts it has 34 people per square mile which is less than most other counties in the local area. The next higher as measured by population density is Giles County 40.1% larger with population density of 47. The county with the highest population density in the area is Mercer County which indicates a people per square mile of 143 (approximately 4.3 times bigger). Figure 6 provides Summers County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Summers County depicts it has a Median Age of 49.5 which is the largest of all counties in the local area.
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Summers County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Summers County West Virginia has the largest proportion of people between 50 and 59 yeasr old at 18.9% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Summers County West Virginia Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Summers County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 2.2% which is the highest of all counties in the local area.
Summers County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Summers County has the smallest proportion of total percent married at 24% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of never married percent at 16% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Summers County households. Summers County depicts it has a Family Size of 3.0 which is the second smallest in terms of average family size of all the other counties in the local area. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Monroe County which depicts an average family size of 3.6 (18.5% larger).
Looking at Summers County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Summers County depicts it has a Married-couple family of 74% which is in the center range of other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Giles County which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 79% (6.7% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Summers County shows it has a Birth Rate of 1.2% which is the second smallest in terms of percent of women who gave birth of all the other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Greenbrier County which shows a birth rate of 7.9% ( very much bigger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 72% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Summers County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Summers County depicts it has a Total Single People of 49% which is in the mid point range of other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Monroe County which depicts a percent single of 52% (only about 4.8% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Summers County is about the same size. Also, versus the state of West Virginia, percent of people who are single for any reason of 50%, Summers County is about the same size.
Summers County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next section of demographic information provides detailed data Summers County residents including: immigrants, citizenship, immigration, country of origin, non citizens and more. To start, Figure 17 shows a high level view of citizenship. Summers County West Virginia has the smallest proportion of citizens by naturalization at 0% of the total. The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 74% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US before 1990 at 26% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Greenbrier County (26%), and #1 Fayette County (29%) are larger.
Summers County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
Data sources - Mouse over icon in upper right corner of each chart for information.